T.I.’s Atlanta restaurant Scales 925 is bankrupt two years after shutting down. His partner Charles Hughes filed for the restaurant under Chapter 7 on the first of this month, The Blast reported citing court documents. Charles and T.I. each have a 40% interest in the restaurant, with the remaining 20% being split in equal parts between four other parties.
Former employees have sued the company over unpaid wages, including overtime. There are those who say they were asked to work for free. T.I., who was born Clifford Harris, has attempted to wash his hands of these pay disputes, saying such matters had not been his purview. It is possible the legal actions contributed to the decision to file for bankruptcy.
The Georgia Department Of Revenue and Internal Revenue Service have placed the restaurant – which has $0 in liabilities and $5,000 in assets according to Charles – on notice. Scales 925 Atlanta opened in April 2015 and closed down about a year later, an event closely followed by the legal troubles over employee pay.
Only this March, T.I. and his wife Tiny got out from under a $1,397,283.47 IRS lien, having forked over more than $1 million in back taxes, Page Six reported.